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underway. >> and what you will so is governor romney and president obama standing at podiums on the stage. >> reporter: and taking a break from the debate, he made calls and took pizza. >> when i tried it in florida, one woman would not handle it was me. >> reporter: in colorado, meanwhile, mitt romney received the endorsement of john elway. >> i'm delighted we're going have three debates and that is a conversation with the american people. >> reporter: ahead of the debates, fox 5 talked with top officials from the romney and obama campaigning about the predebate goal yes. and that is more comfortable with the format. >> reporter: the romney senior strategist said the poor economy is the focus you go but downplay a "new york times" report that romney used
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offshore accounts to avoid taxes and inquire -- increase his income. he said that romney's financial decisions are made by a blind trust. >> what is most important to people is they try to relate their economic standing with the candidates and they ask themselves a question what, are the plans we have proposed before the public. >> despited let the in the polls, the president will appear careful not to be confident over the debate. >> there is going to be no dancing. >> reporter: this obama campaign pyrotechnic said the president will -- press secretary said the president will defend his record on the economy and try to talk directly to voters who haven't decided if they will vote for him. >> and won't to reach the undecided voters towing in about what the president's plans are for the middle class.
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>> reporter: speculation ends wednesday and the debate begins when all of the -- what all of the candidates will talk about comes to an end. >> officials had more to see and can you see that interview on www.myfoxdc.com. incidentally, late word from the obama campaign. they announced the presint will be back in our area on friday and with a campaign rally in fairfax, video virginia. >> does it look like either side was trying to target an audience? >> it was clear, brian, that independents are what you're going to hear them target president obama doesn't seem inclineed to talk directly to the liberals. both campaigns sorely so -- clearly see the independent vote in the middle. the obama side either deciding the race or romney's side pushing them into the margin of error that right now has them on the losing end. and those campaigns are almost
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word-for-word, brian, said the exact same thing. tomorrow, we're talking to independents. >> tom fitzgerald tonight. the debate airs tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. i'll have a completianup on the news edge at 10 and the news edge at 11. another big story tonight, today marks 10 years since the d.c. sniper's terrorized our region. ten people were killed during a three-week shooting spree. three people were shot and survived. mohammad and malvo were captured and convicted. mohammad executed in 2009, and malvo serving a life sentence and paul paul wagner and i covered the attacks extensively and we'll talk about some new developments and it's well- covered you smoke with charles moose. i spoke with him about three years or so ago and found a different person then than
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during the attacks and during his tenure here. you learned interestingfas on the caprice that no one tacked about. he. >> reporter: he was revealing, brian, opening up to me and was more relaxed than you remember him. he seemed to be stressed out and high strung. who wasn't, i guess? one of the parts of the investigation missed that there were two witnesses who saw a chevy caprice drive away after charlot was killed on georgia avenue. this is the only murder in the district. this guy was a self-described car guy. he knew what cars like that looked like and told the police that is the car that drove away after the shotting and that it was suspicious. the d.c. police fut an all- points bulletin on it.
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i said you didn't ask police officers to look for that but to look for the white box truck. where why is that? he said, well, it was not malicious. it's not fair to say that it fell through the cracks, but we didn't feel it rose to the level we needed to put out a composite and the reason, brian, we could not any up with the concept that a sniper could be laying back in the chevy caprice. wow, is that why they ignored it? i pursued that angle for a long time. for him to reveal that 10 years later, a light went off. that is amazing. >> and i can't imagine and that is synonymous with tunnel vision and -- there could be a lot of things. >> and the reason why is that they could come up with a
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concept and that someone was in the back. >> and briefly, so to speak with him several years ago and i know he softened and said that he, i think, regrets some of his actions and in the dealings with the media. and they had no good tips or leads and that is why there was stress and this is him trying to answer questions from the international mews -- news media and has no answers. >> for sure. >> yeah. >> and paul wagner we remember it like it was yesterday. >> we do. and now details on the story you first saw. one of eight camp fires is now
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facing charges. shane baptiste is facing charges of second-degree assault and that is around for decades. new developments on the deadly shooting of an agent in arizona. the authorities have not identified the agent or said whether any weapons were seized at the site of the shooting. >> our hearts go out to the family every time a law enforcement officer is killed. we have to take a moment and think of the families and heros involved. >> is the first death of a border patrol agent since 20 twin -- 2010 when brian tory got into a shootout with a handful of suspended robbers and that triggered an investigation into fast and
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furious. and there is developments in the case. he was arrested and convicted of spying and medical records show gross may have a large tumor on the right shoulder and since being arrested, he has not been seen by an american doctor and lost more than 100 in jail and they continue to urge cuban authority. and in a published op-ed, raven centers matt burke declared its stance against gay marriage and that is one in fact after another made national news endorsing gay marriage and several business leaders and voters are
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supporting expanded gambling across the state. among other things, to create a casino at national harbor and expected to bring in millions in revenue which, some will go towards education. question 7 will appear on the ballot in november. and straight scape headache. straight ahead on the news edge, a project to improve a popular d.c. hangout spot caused endless problems for business owners. why folks are fed up in adams morgan. >> and there is a bit of drizzle and fog left over. the fewer areas taking heavier rain and i will talk about why some places are in the 60s and some in the 80s in our metro area. and scott smith, anything going on in sports today? anything. >> there is. davie johnson settles on the first two starting pitchers of the home season and hunt for home fold advantage in the final two regular season games and hoping last night's bash is not the last. we'll take you inside the crazy celebration when the news edge at 6 continues. at 6 continues. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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. breaking news to report involving the university of the district of columbia and the bord of trustees issued the right sizing weren't. matt ackland was able to get his hands on and joins us with more. what is a right sizing report? >> reporter: it's to get the university back on track so they don't have to take so much taxpayer dollars too basically fund the overall project. brian, the report is almost 60 pages long and we're getting a chance to look at it. the trustees are basically asking the district government to put up more money to pay for the right sizing plan. the trustos want $21 million to address the plan. it's $11 million typically used for the capital budget and that is to be moved into the right
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siding budget now. listen to this. the remaining $10 million needed will support its employee separation plan and the report said it can't guarantee the actions relating to faculty and staff alignment won't result in legal action. appears that want report said on average, udc spends 315% more on management positions than another university -- other universities. still no word on the fought our of the university president. we're in the process of putting the entire report online and so that everyone can check in with www.myfoxdc.comcom to see what the report has to say and we'll have an update at 10. >> all right, matt ackland, it's true what they say. men's -- someone's always watching a. a new disturbing report claims the government is
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spying more americans those days. days. . >> right now. no. no. no! >> one family's been getting visits from a very large black bear. the woman on acting like it's his backyard and the next tom the bear tried to climb the stairs, she let him have it and he took off. i'm barack obama and i approved this message.
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[ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
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. >> so much rain in some spots
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and ranged between a third the of an inch, 2 1/2 and three inches. really crazy and that is a corridor of heavy rain. we're waiting for the warm front to come through and visibility is down insposome spots and that is high on our tower and that is seeing more of the fog. we'll have to deal with it for a few more hours and if you wondering about the nats getting the game in, this is what we're expecting and that is looking like we went beyond it. i will back up once and you can see what we're talking about. it's obvious we have to pay attention to our nl east champions, right, and can you see that we expect some cloud cover, drizzle, some fog and maybe a passing shower. probably not enough to cause big problems for them, but a temperature of around 70 and we do still have the front that has to move by tonight and we have to keep a shower and some thunder. reagan national picked up .43
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and bwi marshal, a little over a half an inch and to dulles, this is record rainfall amount and this is what is left through calvert county and saint mary's county and into the morn neck. king george, a couple of other spots getting that rain and put it in motion. as it came across southern saint mary's, it did weaken out a bit. the reason the showers and storms are firing up down here, that is where the leading edge of the really warm air is and that is in the 80s south of the front and in the 60s in gaithersberg. so, that is why we're seeing those showers and storms and this the next few hours and there is a chance this can drift closer to the metro area and that is why we have to keep that chance. and talk about our estimates
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that sentinel radar has and in this coloring here, that is where that access was. and not much in terms of rain. tighter from loudoun county and montgomery to howard county and baltimore, real heavy rain and we picked up 2.2, not too far from dulles and gaithersburg, 2.2 and some reports of flooding as well and temperaturewise? degrees and to the south, 79 in richmond and raleigh, 82 degrees and some warmer air coming in and tomorrow, it's going to be a warm one and this is your fox 5 forecast. we could have a shower or storm in a few spots because the frontal boundary is delayed. 82 with spotty showers, nice for friday and warm, a strong front through on saturday and 74, and look what it does for the temperatures next week.
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we're going to see the coldest air we have seen this year and monday, columbus day b72 schodegrees. back to you. >> to you. -- thank you. tonight's strong accusations the justice department is spying on more than half of americans. the american civil liberties union claims illegal wiretaps your the rise. they found orders for telephone surveillance were up 60%. in the same period, surveillance on e-mails and network data increased by 361% and thes a low believes they being done without warrants and oversight and is demanding accountability. >> and this is not about terrorism but this is investigating people's communications and those are who they talk to and e-mail and engage in online conversations with the friends, family, colleagues, and loved ones. >> the department of justice is depend -- defending the surveillance claiming the federal judge authorized all
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instances and calling it essential for federal law enforcement officers. business owners in adams morgan are tired of the construction. an 18 month street scape project ended in july. as part of the makeover, sidewalks were torn up and widened and water pipes replaced. the sewer lines remain. that is what is needing more repairs. >> now, we're going to look at, i believe, years of sewage pressures here and it will be dealt with individually. we're going have some sways dug up. >> and he and other business owners approached the city leaders about the lines and a spokesman said fixing the sewer was not part of the project and the issue is not the age of the pipes but grease. wizards get back to work. sports is just ahead on the news edge. i'm barack obama and i approved this messssage.
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[ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. in today's economy. too many of those who are working
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are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪
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. it's good to be bryce harper, 19 and living the dream. yesterday, a division crown and today, named rookie-of-the- month for september. also, manager davie johnson announced that geo gonzalez will start game one in round one. zimmerman will go in game two. the nats host the fullies in game one, 61 at sub:00. and last night was the big one. yes, the nats lost and so did the braves, meaning a division title was clenched more than 35,000 in attendance at the game and most watched the champagne celebration phil is out on to the fold. the first time the nats pitcher put this moment into words. >> this is unbelievable. i am so happy to be a part of this and i am so happy, like i am sleeping and i'm in the biggest -- biggest and happiest dream. i don't want to wake up. >> an amazing feeling and happy to be a part of it. i'm happy that it's happening quickly but the job is not done and we have a long way to go.
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we're ready for it. >> we have come a long way. i think, you know, everyone involved with this from top-to- bottom completely changeed, you know, everything about this organization. so we have gone a long way and this is feeling good to be a part of it. >> the nba is back. the wizards 10 off the regular season in four weeks. today, they hit the court together for the first time and john wall, a spectator this morning and sidelined with a stressed injury and yesterday, he was seen here leaving the drill. the rookie from florida, canning the jumper. aj price also seeing plenty of time at point gard this season and randy whitman admitted he was restless. >> didn't sleep much last night and that is always good. i captain sleep, never sleep before a player or a coach.
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you figure the excitement is there just as it is for me to have a chance to start this from the beginning. >> i have a hard time sleeping as well and this is the same before a game. i guess i am used to it now. when you have to get up and perform, me, personally, i stay up thinking about it all night and replaying, destroying to envision myself doing it and get out here and try to accomplish that. >> and pregame warm-ups, the defensiveback collides with wide receiver robinson and both fall to the ground. robinson was down for over a minute and both players were to play in the game against the broncs and this put them on the enacted -- inactive list. the head coach addressed the status of the players. >> he feels good and there is -- and that is looking good. we will have to take tests over
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the next few days. if he looks okay and passes the tests, he will play. >> i think we'll be able to tell in a week's time the length it will be. right now, brandon will be out the next game. >> and it's the skins and undefeated falcons sunday at fed ex field. >> and this is your seven-day forecast, brian. we're looking at a hot day tomorrow and 85 degrees. it will feel sticky to you and we have to keep a chance for a shower or storm around. we have a frontal boundary moving on through and looks like we'll clear things out on thursday and friday won't be too bad, brian. >> and back here at 10. the news edge at 11. 
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krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children.
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